Archive for 01/15/2009

kitchen help

Posted: 01/15/2009 in house

the kitchen has really been bothering me. yes, i have time to decide… but i need that time to envision everything else that goes in the kitchen, the rug, towels, etc. 

i have an idea of how i want it to feel. i need to decide if i want it to be the same color as the dining room and if so then how do you not make it the living room too. if that’s the case i want a type of green color in the living room but i don’t in the kitchen. 

here’s a few photos! i seriously want help though.

i love this. these are my cabinets, i want different handles, the countertop will be like this – mostly black with some texture variations. the floor will be natural bamboo. my appliances are black. the sink will be silver or black and the faucet silver. i love the lighting, i love the color on that back wall. i don’t like the wood paneling or anything… but this is the view from my kitchen sink too, the dining room off to the left like this (where the desk is) and the living room off to the right. it all helps me envision! i won’t have a ton of upper cabinets just two sets of double so you will see a lot of wall… so colors????



i want the kitchen to really pop! not like, oh here’s the kitchen but OH i LOVE the kitchen! it’s warm and yummy! this below screams those things to me! how does it make you feel??? (i do NOT like the lamp shades!)
so then if the kitchen is this color like a deep toupe, what color do you make the dining room? the same? then do you switch colors going into the family room???

raw honey

Posted: 01/15/2009 in favorites, health

did you know how awesome it is! god is so good isn’t he!! 🙂 we use it for lots of things! i even used raw honey on lucy (our puppies) owie from the vet taking away her mommy-hood… 

use honey for:

For skin rashes, burns and abrasions. Apply a small amount of Really Raw Honey lightly over the affected area; may cover with a dressing or a dusting of cornstarch to reduce any stickiness.

The ultimate moisturizer.
Smooth a small amount of Really Raw Honey lightly over the skin; easily remove later with splashes of cold water or comfortable warm water. Leaves skin baby soft.

As a bath and antibacterial soap.
Wash with Really Raw Honey straight from the jar and enjoy sparkling clean skin. Facial blemishes and acne caused by cosmetics or allergies will clear up quickly using a nightly treatment of RRH. A small amount needed.

For hair and scalp treatment.
Apply Really Raw Honey (with or without olive oil) to dry or damp hair about one half hour before washing–you’ll be amazed at your “crowning glory”. See skin recipes.

For dental care and mouth sores.
Cleans teeth, mouth and dentures and stops bleeding gums. Canker sores, blisters and mouth ulcers respond to application of Really Raw Honey.

An astounding natural preservative.
Unprocessed honey found in ancient tombs was determined to be edible and was even used to preserve bodies. Keeps foods fresh and moist longer and retards spoilage.

Honey is antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal, and antibacterial — it never spoils!


here are some of the uses…

BURNS – Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a salve and an antibiotic, bacteria simply cannot survive in honey.

BED WETTING – A teaspoon of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.

INSOMNIA – A dessertspoon of honey in a mug of warm milk aids sleep and works wonders.

HYPERACTIVITY – Replace all use of white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no foodqualities. Honey provides the energy without the “spike.”

NASAL CONGESTION – Place a dessertspoon of honey in a basin of water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin. Very effective!

FATIGUE – Dissolve a dessertspoon of honey in warm water or quarter honey balance of water in a jug and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose, so it’s quickly absorbed by the digestive system. Honey is a unique natural stabilizer: Ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.

FACIAL DEEP CLEANSER – Mix honey with an equal quantity of oatmeal, and apply as a face pack. Leave on for half an hour, then wash it off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne and other unwanted blemishes.

POOR DIGESTION – Mix honey with an equal quantity of apple cider vinegar and dilute to taste with water. This is also wonderful for the joints – and promotes weight loss.

HAIR CONDITIONER – Mix honey with an equal quantity of olive oil, cover head with a warm tower for half an hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Your hair will never look or feel better!

SORE THROATS – Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.

FOR STRESS – Honey in water is a stabilizer, calming highs and raising lows. Use approximately 25 percent honey to water.

ANEMIA – Honey is the best blood enricher by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey, the more minerals it contains.

FOOD PRESERVATIVE – If you replace the sugar in cake and cookie recipes with honey, they’ll stay fresher longer due to honey’s natural antibacterial properties. Reduce liquids in the mixture by about one-fifth to allow for the moisture present in the in honey.

BABY’S BOTTLE – Four teaspoons of honey to a baby’s bottle of water is an excellent pacifier and multivitamin additive. If the baby’s motions are too liquid, then reduce the honey by half a teaspoon; if too solid increase by half a teaspoon. (Caution: Don’t give raw honey to babies under 1 year old; it’s just too rich and they can not digest it.) For teething, honey rubbed on a baby’s gums is also a mild sedative and anesthetic.

OSTEOPOROSIS – Research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and preventsosteoporosis – probably not a bad idea for anyone over 50.

LONGEVITY – The most long-lived people in the world are all regular users of honey. An interesting fact, yet to be explained, is that beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.

MIGRAINE – Use a dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at the start of a migraine attack, and, if necessary, repeat after another 20 minutes.

CONJUNCTIVITIS – Dissolve honey in an equal quantity of warm water. When cooled, apply as a lotion or eye bath.

COUGH MIXTURE – Combine 6 ounces (170 grams) liquid honey, 2 ounces (55 grams) glycerin and the juice of two lemons. Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly, and use as required.


lizzie signs

Posted: 01/15/2009 in lizzie faith, sign language

someone asked me this week what signs lizzie knows… i guessed 20. but now i really want to count!!

diaper (uses for, diaper change, poop and pee)










blow kisses (thats a sign, right!!)











she says “cup” sounds like “up” and “apple” sounds like “ap”, “more, more, more!” sounds like “ma, ma, ma!”, “dadda” sounds like “dadda” 🙂 she says more but i cant think of it, of course. 

my lil peanut is sooo big! 😦